Monday, June 17, 2013

Out of the Box

"The voice of the drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all, it is silenced by ignorance."
--Dr. Karl Menninger
Out of the Box
Struggle and Triumph: The Story of Henry "Box" Brown
"Birthing," by Stanley Squirewell, an original artwork inspired by the story of Henry "Box" Brown, will be on view at upcoming Festival events.
The Brothers' Network is pleased to invite you to the premiere event of the Henry "Box" Brown Festival. Our festival will feature African-American men who are choreographers, filmmakers, actors, writers, and composers who will interpret artistically the story of Henry "Box" Brown. 

Our launch event on Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. is a symposium on the pedagogy of oppression featuring some of the region's leading African-American thinkers, intellectuals and scholars: 
  • Robert Miller, Ph.D., playwright and adjunct professor of religion at Rowan University
  • Lourin Plant, DMA, operatic baritone and professor of voice at Rowan University
  • The Rev. Charles Rice, M.Div., chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Ursinus College
  • Paule Turner, MFA, choreographer and assistant professor of dance at Rowan University

Our distinguished panel will lead an exploration from historical, cultural, literary and artistic perspectives on the struggle for freedom. This lively participatory conversation will enlighten and engage you. The conversation begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at The Brothers' Network's office suite, just off the Avenue of the Arts at 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia, Pa.

This conversation is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to
The Henry "Box" Brown Festival is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Image above: Henry "Box" Brown
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